HCF Assets


Block 7

The block covers an area of approximately 2,300 km2 and contains three producing fields - Sahmah, Ramlat, and Rija. Production commenced in Sahmah (1980). A total of 55mn MMbbl of oil have been produced from the block to date. The block produces light quality oil with average gravity of 44◦ API, which is sold as Oman Blend.

The infrastructure on Block 7 is currently concentrated within Sahmah Field which houses the main tank, the camp/office, staff accommodation and the processing facility. The Ramlat field is approximately 45km from the Sahmah Field and approximately 30km from Rija. Production from the Ramlat and Rija Fields is currently being trucked to the processing facilities at Sahmah. From Sahmah, oil is then transported via pipeline for 100km to the main PDO oil line. HCF has just completed a transition of the Block 7 assets and personnel from Petrogas to HCF

Block 7 is currently producing less than 1000 BOPD, however HCF is implementing a strategy to significantly enhance oil production in the short, medium and long term.

The immediate focus will be to increase the production of block 7 through optimization of completions, recompletions and chasing bypassed reserves.

In the medium term HCF are looking to develop some of the partially developed and undeveloped discoveries. HCF are currently planning a 3D seismic survey over Ramlat later this year. This will provide structural control for a subsequent field development HCF are also assessing the exploration targets within block 7 which includes untested structures and the deeper reservoir potential below existing fields.

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